Benjamin Sack draws imaginary cityscapes that recall historical metropolitans and motifs that have graced the Earth for millennia. His hyperdetailed approach not only shows a command of varying structural textures but also a power over perspective. (Sack was last featured on HiFructose.com here.)
Steven Russell Black’s horror-filled paintings and drawings have a cinematic quality. Black refers to himself as a “painter with an obsessive compulsion to champion the odd, fringe, or otherwise unappreciated.” In his drawings, these scenes and characters carry an even more ghostly quality.
Nina Bunjevac’s masterful stippled drawings have appeared as single works, portraiture, comic books, tarot cards, commercial illustration, and other forms. All showcase the Canada-born artist’s command of shadows and subtlety, with the ability to move between the macabre and the humorous within a single frame. Earlier this year, she released her latest graphic novel, “Bezimena,” a re-imagining of the myth of Artemis and Siproites.
In his riveting, surreal ink drawings, Peter Striffolino builds new creatures from humanity’s building blocks. Though the Los Angeles artist’s practice encompasses these drawings, paintings, and animations, we’ll be taking a look at his ink work in this post. In his monochromatic work, Striffolino’s talents in texturing and linework is on display.
Sue Williams A’Court’s graphite portals into lush environments grace unexpected surfaces, with the artist’s aim to conjure a state of mindfulness rather than any specific terrain. Her work often blends painting, collage, and of course, graphite drawing. Blending both a loose style and hyperdetailed sensibility, the tension in her work brings the viewer to another place, entirely.
Having indexed many of the monsters he’s created over the past several years, illustrator and fine artist Stan Manoukian continues to create riveting scenes with these creatures in their natural habitats. Though the artist has a talent in color, his narratives take on a particularly absorbing quality when rendered only in graphite or inks.